[this is an image of the main character, Avery, in an excellent documentary called Off and Running, and was found here]
GREAT discussion over at Racialicious about a non-Jewish Jamaican woman who has come to the U.S. and works for a white U.S. Jewish woman with an adopted Black son (he's described as from an African country, and I'll assume that means "sub-Saharan" and that he's Black). That discussion is like model stuff in terms of engagement and respect among the contributors. Wow. Wonderful to see and read. Gives me hope for the blogosphere, not that there's only one way to engage, but... really wonderful levels of insight and sharing. Really feels like "caring community"! The real story discussed at Racialicious should not be confused at all with the story in the documentary linked to below, which these first two images are from.
This is a picture of Avery with the rest of her family:
[image found here]
I posted a comment with these two links:
-- one to an excellent documentary called Off and Running
-- one to a classic U.S. essay by James Baldwin, which can be found and read here.
The film is a must see documentary, imo, and the essay is a classic. (Yes, he does assume "all the Jews are white" but that was his experience.) I think James Baldwin is so beautiful, had one of the best minds of the 20th Century, and I wish I could sit down with him and talk for hours. He, Harriet Tubman, Audre Lorde, and Andrea Dworkin. But if I had to pick one man from U.S. history, JB all the way!
[image of James Baldwin is from here]
To read the post over @ Racialicious, just click here.